We will make Dancing Lion Puppets this week so we can do a little Lion Dance song together to celebrate the last week of the Chinese New Year! Here is one we prepared earlier…don’t be scared, he is just scaring the monster Nian away!
Remember our ‘Dotting of the Eye’ ceremony and our Lion Dance that we did last year? Click on the link to find out more info about this ceremony. We will sing the same Dancing Lion song with our puppets this year, click on the video to hear it, words are below.
Here are the words, don’t forget to bang drums and bash cymbals to make a noise too! Wooden spoons and pans work really well!!! Sing the song to the tune of ‘London Bridge’.
看看舞狮跳舞跳 跳舞跳 跳舞跳
kàn kan wǔ shī tiào wǔ tiào tiào wǔ tiào tiào wǔ tiào
kàn kan wǔ shī tiào wǔ tiào
xīn nián kuài lè
Look at the Dancing Lion dancing and jumping, dancing and jumping, dancing and jumping
Look at the Dancing Lion dancing and jumping,
Happy New Year!
Then replace the bold with 尾巴摇 (wěi ba yáo) ‘shaking tail’, and 转个圈 (zhuǎn gè quān) ‘turn around’.
More info on CNY and another New Year Song can be found on this link.
Happy Dancing! Get ready to dance and make some noise on Wednesday 🙂